After all our philosophical adventures, let me finally introduce you to the curious case of Haruhi Suzumiya, an intelligent girl who, nevertheless, acts completely nuts. Haruhi has both good looks and the desire for romance, yet she blows away her chances at it in the most spectacular ways. She’s fairly athletic, has an artistic sensibility,… Read More Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way V: The Finality of Haruhi Suzumiya
Hello, friends! Today is my birthday! Woo hoo! As a child, I never thought I’d grow up into an adult who celebrates my birthday in a low-key way. I always assumed that every birthday would be boisterous. Very Haruhi Suzumiya-like. After all, who doesn’t want to celebrate a birthday with cake, friends, and presents? As… Read More It’s Twwk’s Birthday! Would You Give Him the Gift of Patreon?
Premise one, premise two, conclusion. Measures, data, ciphers. For quite some time, that’s all we get from Yuki Nagato of the one-member Literature Club, whose clubroom is invaded by Haruhi’s crazy SOS Brigade. Unfazed by the fact that she’s been “inherited” along with the clubroom’s equipment, the stone-faced girl reveals herself to our protagonist as… Read More Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way IV: The Participation of Yuki Nagato
What do Itsuki Koizumi, Mikuru Asahina, St. Justin Martyr and St. Thomas Aquinas all have in common? Well, not much! Yet, there’s the fact that they have all been part of my collection of articles on the Haruhi franchise and the Thomist tradition. With the groundwork laid by these illustrious figures, now it’s time to… Read More Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way III: The Necessity of Kyon
It’s not necessary to wax philosophical about Haruhi Suzumiya’s SOS Brigade to enjoy the clever, absurdist humor of the franchise. Yet, as the Brigade searches out the mysteries of the Universe, how could I resist joining them? Thus, in these coming weeks, I’ll be engaging with some of Koizumi’s philosophical theories from my own Thomistic tradition. How,… Read More Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way I: The Motion of Itsuki Koizumi
It seems it’s not necessary to philosophize about the SOS Brigade to enjoy the clever, absurd comedy of the Haruhi franchise. On the other hand, it may be a lot of fun to do a little philosophizing, so in these coming weeks, I’ll be engaging with some of Koizumi’s theories about everyone and everything. How,… Read More Welcome to Haruhi’s Five Ways: On Philosophers and Giants
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Home Alone Keji Mizoguchi’s Rascal series draws you in by the banter between Sakuta and his harem (particularly Mai), but really hinges on the believability of the Adolescent Syndrome (the mysterious happenings to the the protagonist and the girls around him) in each volume. I have issue, also,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Haruhi’s Intution, Social Media in the RPG World, and a Rascal and Sister Home Alone